Re: Numerals and Bullets

Subject: Re: Numerals and Bullets
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 13:30:08 -0800

>There is also the convention that states if any item of a list forms a
>complete sentence, then all the items in the list should have periods
>(exclamation points? question marks?). This is logically indefensible, but
>it is the way things are done.

One expects a reasonable degree of parallelism among the items of a bulleted
list. It's hard to think of a good reason for having a list like:

* tea

* cookies

* jam

* Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid
of their country.

...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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